Jorge Ribeiro

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is De Oliveira and the second or paternal family name is Ribeiro.
Jorge Ribeiro
Personal information
Full name Jorge Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro
Date of birth (1981-11-09) 9 November 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Wingback
Club information
Current team
Aves
Number 16
Youth career
1996–1999 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Benfica B 38 (7)
2000–2004 Benfica 5 (0)
2000 Santa Clara (loan) 3 (0)
2002–2004 Varzim (loan) 53 (4)
2004 Gil Vicente (loan) 14 (0)
2005–2007 Dynamo Moscow 27 (4)
2006 Málaga (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Aves (loan) 14 (2)
2007–2008 Boavista 26 (8)
2008–2011 Benfica 15 (1)
2010–2011 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 14 (2)
2011–2012 Granada 0 (0)
2013– Aves 37 (1)
National team
2001 Portugal U20 6 (0)
2002–2004 Portugal U21 24 (5)
2002–2008 Portugal 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jorge Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro (born 9 November 1981) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for C.D. Aves. Mainly a left defender, he can also appear as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Brought up through S.L. Benfica's youth system, Ribeiro would serve several loans to first and second division sides before being purchased in January 2005 by Russian Premier League's FC Dynamo Moscow. Unadjusted, he left the team precisely a year after, joining La Liga side Málaga CF until the end of the season, which ended in relegation.

In January 2007 Ribeiro returned to Portugal, joining Clube Desportivo das Aves still on loan from the Russian side. On 4 February he played his first league match for his new club against S.C. Braga (0–1 away loss), as the team he represented again dropped down a level. He would be purchased by Boavista F.C. in July and blossomed as a top flight player, scoring eight league goals during his only campaign, many from free kicks.

On 24 July 2008, Ribeiro returned to Benfica. Having scored his first goal for the Reds on 22 September in a 4–3 win at F.C. Paços de Ferreira, he eventually became first-choice left-back, overtaking Brazilian Léo.

However, Ribeiro soon lost his starting place to David Luiz, and eventually was deemed surplus to requirements. In the 2009–10 season, as Benfica won the league and the League Cup, he did not collect one single official appearance, often training separately and choosing to see out his lucrative contract rather than signing with another club.

On 16 August 2011, after spending five months on loan to Vitória de Guimarães, Ribeiro signed for two years with Granada CF on a free transfer.[1] He only made one official appearance with the Andalusians – 55 minutes against Real Sociedad for the season's Copa del Rey (1–4 away loss) – losing his No. 16 jersey in the winter transfer window[2] and being released from contract on 17 February 2012.

In the 2013 summer, after more than one year out of football, Ribeiro returned to active, penning a one-year contract with top-divisioner S.C. Olhanense.[3] He was released less than one month later, however, still during pre-season play.[4]

International career[edit]

Ribeiro made his debut for Portugal in November 2002, against Scotland. In October 2007 he was again called and played as a replacement for right-back José Bosingwa, for UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan on 13 and 17 October, respectively.

With eight caps, Ribeiro was selected for the squad that competed in the finals in Austria and Switzerland, as older brother Maniche was left out. He appeared as a substitute in the last group stage match against Switzerland, a 0–2 loss, in what would be his final international.

Honours[edit]

Benfica
Vitória Guimarães

Club statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica 1999–2000 1 0 * * * * * * 1 0
Benfica B 1999–2000 * * * * * * * * * *
Santa Clara 2000–01 3 0 * * * * * * 3 0
Benfica 2001–02 4 0 * * * * * * 4 0
Benfica B 2001–02 22 5 * * * * * * 22 5
Varzim 2002–03 30 2 * * * * * * 30 2
Varzim 2003–04 23 2 * * * * * * 23 2
Gil Vicente 2004–05 14 0 * * * * * * 14 0
Total (Portugal) 97 9 * * * * * * 97 9
Dynamo Moscow 2005 27 4 * * * * * * 27 4
Total (Russia) 27 4 * * * * * * 27 4
Málaga 2005–06 5 0 * * * * * * 5 0
Total (Spain) 5 0 * * * * * * 5 0
Aves 2006–07 14 2 * * * * * * 14 2
Boavista 2007–08 25 8 * * * * * * 25 8
Benfica 2008–09 15 1 1 1 * * * * 15 1
Benfica 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total (Portugal) 54 11 1 1 * * * * 54 25
Career Total 183 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 184 25

* – Not available

Personal life[edit]

Jorge's older brother, Nuno, was also a footballer. A midfielder, he represented, among others, Benfica, F.C. Porto, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan, and the two were teammates at Dynamo Moscow.

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